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PHR to Testify on New York Anti-Torture Legislation

11/10/2011

New York State Senator Thomas Duane has invited PHR to testify at a public forum designed to address accusations of medical professionals’ participation in torture and “enhanced interrogation” as well as to analyze the potential impacts and implementation of proposed legislative responses.

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Bahrain Attorney General’s Decision to Hold New Civilian Trials for Doctors Welcomed

10/05/2011

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today welcomed the decision by Bahrain’s Attorney General to hold civilian trials for 20 doctors who were sentenced last week as alleged backers of anti-government protests. While an important step towards achieving justice for the doctors, PHR is still troubled by allegations the medics were tortured while they were in detention.

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Physicians for Human Rights to Testify on Massachusetts Anti-Torture Legislation

09/19/2011

PHR will urge the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to support “An Act to Prohibit the Participation of Health Care Professionals in the Torture and Abusive Treatment of Prisoners H.3361,” which would make clear that Massachusetts-licensed health care professionals who participate in acts of torture and ill treatment should be subject to professional sanctions.

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Kristine Huskey Joins PHR as Director of Anti-Torture Program

07/18/2011

Kristine Huskey has joined PHR as Director of the Anti-Torture Program. In this role, Huskey will be responsible for leading PHR’s investigations and reporting on the devastating consequences of torture on individuals, institutions, and society.

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Sergei Magnitsky: Russian officials named as suspects

BBC
07/18/2011

Russian prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into two prison officials over the high-profile death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. The deputy governor and chief doctor at Butyrskaya prison in Moscow are suspected of negligence causing death.

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